Social Media Banned After Terrorist Attack

Published April 23, 2019 163 Views

Rumble According to CNN.com, Mark Zuckerberg has been given a warning, "to get his [Facebook] in order." Internet services were shut down in Sri Lanka after a terrorist attack occurred on Easter Sunday. Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, a Colombo-based data and social media researcher, told CNN, "The government block of social media is seen as some kind of positive response to curb Zuckerberg's empire, instead of what it actually is — an undemocratic knee-jerk reaction that helps spread fear, uncertainty and doubt." The shutdown is said to have occurred to not allow users to upload video and pictures of the attack, but critics say the lack of public knowledge can lead to uncertainty and fear.